Fremont Bank Headquarters

Fremont, CA | retail/mixed use

The future Fremont Bank Headquarters building, planned as a new gateway for the corner of Capital Avenue and Fremont Boulevard, will be an iconic landmark for the City’s new Downtown district.

ELS’ design for the new 34,000-square foot, 6-floor headquarters building includes a two-floor, twenty-six-foot tall banking hall reminiscent of the original bank space at the same address. Floors three through five will house Fremont Bank corporate offices, and the sixth floor will be home to a client-focused boardroom and indoor function space that opens out to a roof terrace with views of Fremont and the surrounding hills.

The distinctive design includes torqued vertical fins on the upper floors along with an angular roof trellis. In addition, ELS has worked closely with engineers and manufacturers to identify and propose the use of electrochromic glass for large portions of the buildings’ exterior glazing. This automatically tinting glass keeps heat and glare out of the space without the use of additional window treatments. In combination with the vertical fins, the system provides a higher level of daylighting, views and comfort for occupants while maximizing energy conservation.

Project Stats
  • Client

    Fremont Bank

  • Size

    34,000 square feet